Careless British PM goes into isolation after meeting covid MP without mask
London, Nov. 16, 2020 (AltAfrica)-British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to self-isolate for fourteen days after meeting with MPs and then being notified by the NHS Test and Trace app that one tested positive for Covid-19.
Mr Johnson must now self-isolate for two weeks but still wants to address the public and lead the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
In a leaked Wattsapp message to MP’s Mr Johnson said: “It doesn’t matter that I feel fine – better than ever- or that my body is bursting with antibodies from the last time I had it.
Today I was notified by NHS Test and Trace that I must self-isolate as I have been in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) November 15, 2020
I have no symptoms, but am following the rules and will be working from No10 as I continue to lead the government’s pandemic response.
“The rules are the rules and they are there to stop the spread of the disease.”
The PM met with a small group of MPs for a breakfast meeting in Downing Street on Thursday morning including Lee Anderson, the MP for Ashfield.
The pair were pictured together appearing to be standing less than two metres apart and not wearing masks.
Mr Anderson subsequently developed symptoms for COVID-19 and has now tested positive along with his wife Sinead who has cystic fibrosis.
He wrote on Facebook: “On Friday I lost my sense of taste at the same time my wife had a bad headache.
“I had no cough, no fever and felt well. We both had a test on Saturday and the result came in Sunday morning. My wife and I both tested positive. I feel absolutely fine and my biggest concern is my wife who is in the shielded group.
“But we are both feeling good.”
A No10 spokesman said: “The Prime Minister has today been notified by NHS Test and Trace that he is required to self-isolate as a contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
“The Prime Minister will follow the rules and is self-isolating. He will carry on working from Downing Street, including on leading the Government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
“The PM is well and does not have any symptoms of COVID-19.”
Dominic Raab was left in charge of running much of the government when the prime minister was hospitalised by Covid-19 – but Boris Johnson never formally relinquished control
In May Mr Johnson told the Sun On Sunday: “It was a tough old moment, I won’t deny it. They had a strategy to deal with a ‘death of Stalin’-type scenario.
“I was not in particularly brilliant shape and I was aware there were contingency plans in place.
“The doctors had all sorts of arrangements for what to do if things went badly wrong.
“They gave me a face mask so I got litres and litres of oxygen and for a long time I had that and the little nose jobbie.” ES